Monthly Archives: September 2007

Kevin Everett is Doing Good. Really, Really Good

For those of you wondering, Kevin Everett is the football player that was severely injured a couple of weeks back. Doctors thought he would never walk again, but the news has been very encouraging lately about his progress. However, this station did NOT get it right the first time.

Hat tips: fark.com and Barstool Sports

Monday at Random

Howdy folks. Unca Bubba here, sayin howdy and hope y’all had a great weekend. Today is going to consist of the same mindless drivel you’re used to by now. Hope you enjoy it.

Right now I’m on lunch break listening to a 70s/80s mix of R&B and disco…fun stuff. George Clinton’s Atomic Dog either gets yer toes tappin’, or you ain’t been checked for a pulse lately.

Got to see the Dbacks win on Saturday night 6-2 over the Dodgers. A truly fun game for several reasons: 1) the Dbacks are in a tight playoff race, 2) they won, 3) because of the rivalry between the Dbacks and Dodgers fans. No one was hurt, security wasn’t involved, it was simply a bunch of fans rooting for different teams that didn’t get out of hand. There were about 100 Dodgers fans congregated in the same section chanting “Lets go Dodgers!”, which caused the Diamondback fans to chant “Beat LA!” I think those are some of the most fun moments in sports…

Janet Jackson, That’s The Way Love Goes. Nice, quiet stuff for work.

You know, Bubba has been on da internets for a long time. The first time Bubba got online was 1996, and I’ve seen a lot. However, I’ve been doin a lot of thinkin about some of the stuff I see about Christians over the years. And lately, I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of it is because one thing that Christians love to do more than anything else is tell everyone else how to run their lives.

Why?

What in the H-E-double-hockey-sticks gives us the right to outlaw certain types of bars, or get in an uproar about pornography? Why are we so concerned about gay marriage? Are we so good at cleaning up OUR backyards that we have the spare time to tell others how to do it?

Now, I know there are a lot of Christians reading this right now thinkin “uh-oh, Bubba’s gone off the deep end! Get him to church ASAP!!!” If you’re in that crowd, calm down and take a deep breath. No, I’m not visiting strip clubs, downloading porn, or anything like that. I don’t even think any of those are good options. I’ve made up my own mind, and none of those are right for me.

The gentlemen that founded our nation some 231 years ago were Christians. But they did not set up a Christian nation. They founded a nation where you could be a Christian, a Jew, Muslim, Zoroastrian, or whatever else you wanted to be. In other words, our founding fathers built this country on the principles of FREEDOM, which is also what the Christian faith should represent. Instead, Christians are known as some of the most freedom-killing people in the world.

I am too busy worrying about my relationship with God to worry about homosexual marriage, the adult video stores in downtown Phoenix, or whether Brandee has to wear pasties at the local topless club. Legislating morality does NOT work for several reasons. If you have any doubts, ask yourself why Prohibition failed so miserably.

As Christians, we didn’t change because God gave the ten commandments to Moses, or because we have Bibles in our houses. Knowing God’s law did NOT make us better people. The only reason we are changed because of the power of God, and the sacrifice that Jesus, God’s son, made for us by dying on the cross. If all of this is true, why would we ever think passing laws could save anyone?

Do you really want to change the world? Start with your own corner. Clean up your own backyard. How does someone know we are Christians? By our LOVE. Therefore, love your neighbor. 1 Cor 13:4 states that love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant. Therefore, meet your neighbor where he/she is. Be patient. Do not brag, don’t be arrogant. The only reason Christians are forgiven is because He chose US, not the other way around.

I’m sure I’ll post more on this one because this is where my passion lies. Until then, Bubba sez love your neighbors, enemies, and friends…and God bless.

Ending with: Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Tavares.

Sports and Church

Got this one in my email…relating church and being a sports fan. Here’s Chuck Swindoll:

EXCUSES

I’m a sports fan. I’m sure that comes as news to no one! For some strange reason, even when I was growing up, I could remember the most amazing details—okay, maybe “trivia” is a better word—about different ballplayers. You know, stuff nobody really cares to hear, but nevertheless sticks in my head . . . the way it does with most sports fans.

Another characteristic of a fan is an indomitable sense of commitment or determination—okay, okay, maybe “addiction” is a better word! Against incredible odds, sound logic, and even medical advice, sports fans will persevere to the dying end! Difficulties are viewed as a challenge . . . never an excuse to stay away!

I’ve often wondered what would happen if people were as intense and committed and determined about church as they are about sports—or any number of other pastimes. This was reinforced some years back in a Moody Monthly piece that illustrated twelve excuses a fella might use for “quitting sports.” The analogy isn’t hard to figure out.

Every time I went, they asked me for money.
The people with whom I had to sit didn’t seem very friendly.
The seats were too hard and not comfortable.
The coach never came to call on me.
The referee made a decision with which I could not agree.
I was sitting with some hypocrites—they came only to see what others were wearing.
Some games went into overtime, and I was late getting home.
The band played numbers that I had never heard before.
The games are scheduled when I want to do other things.
My parents took me to too many games when I was growing up.
Since I read a book on sports, I feel that I know more than the coaches anyhow.
I don’t want to take my children, because I want them to choose for themselves what sport they like best.

I’ve come up with a few more:

The parking lot was awful . . . I had to walk six blocks to the stadium.
Nobody came up and introduced himself to me . . . very impersonal, also loud!
The public address and lighting systems don’t suit me.
It’s always too hot (or cold) in the stadium.

Enough said. Think it over.

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Porn: What’s the big deal?

Hey there. This weekend’s service was absolutely amazing, as we heard from a divorced couple whose marriage had been destroyed by the husband’s addiction to pornography. You can see the video on Cornerstone’s website. Click here and either watch the video or download the MP3…but I highly recommend the video for this one….especially the beginning.

Bubba sez porn isn’t just harmless entertainment.

UPDATE: It’s been a while since I’ve written this. The link is still good; however you need to scroll down to the series Bringing Sexy Back, August 12th-September 23rd, 2007. And, come on. Chances are you’re searching for “redneck porn”. *facepalm*

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Sally Field’s Momma Quote

You know, Bubba has always been a fan of Sally Field. However, when she started talking about the war during her acceptance speech for her Emmy (“If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn’t be any god-damned wars in the first place.”), I didn’t really care for it.

I think Patricia Heaton lines up a little more with Bubba on this one. From Perez Hilton’s site:

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Air conditioning in Phoenix

For those of you that do not live in the Phoenix area, you will have no idea what I’m talking about.

However, if you do live here, you’ve noticed that the temperature has dropped about 10 degrees in the past few days or so. Now, dropping from 104 to 94 isn’t that big of a deal…if you’re outside.

But if you’re INSIDE…well, Bubba will try to explain. You see, in order to compensate for the heat outside, a lot of businesses (including my office) often keep the air conditioning turned on full blast. Which means that most of the summer, inside my office runs anywhere between 68 and 71 degrees. Perfect for Bubba…but purty cool for others.

So, when you drop temperatures by 10 degrees outside…guess what happens inside. No, ya goof, they don’t do anything to the air conditioning. It just gets 10 degrees cooler inside, too. Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof.

You look so cute, Gale!

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Deep thoughts

OK, here’s where Bubba’s gray matter goes random.

1. From the China View news agency: “There is no problem in the world today, including the Iranian nuclear problem, that has a military solution” states Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Now, far be it from Bubba to say that war is a preferred option. However, when a country starts building materials that could be used in a weapon of mass destruction, and said country has already expressed hatred (not just dislike, but hatred) towards us, I’d have to say that a military solution isn’t exactly too far-fetched. Nope, we really don’t need another war. But if Iran continues to manufacture weapons-grade uranium, Bubba sez we shouldn’t be waitin’ for the next attack before acting.

2. From Yahoo! News/AP: “She said she could envision a day when “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,” but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress” says Democratic Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton.

What kind of MO-RON do you have to be to suggest this? Most people obtain health insurance through their employer…which means, if I have to have health insurance BEFORE I get a job…holy cow. I think I’m gonna have to lay down after this one. Folks, this candidate wants to either socialize healthcare, or apply so much governmental pressure to health insurers and providers that it will eventually cripple them from doing the job they’re already doing. Please, PLEASE, stop this insanity.

3. From Deadline Hollywood Daily, via The Drudge Report: Kid Nation, a show that will debut as part of CBS’ fall lineup, is a “despicable child exploitation series masquerading as a reality show”. According to the article, there have been injuries to some of the children that participated in the show.

If you haven’t heard of Kid Nation, it’s basically being marketed as a reality show where a group of kids have to manage a town all by themselves, with no adult help whatsoever. 40 kids, 40 days.

I have yet to see what is “despicable child exploitation” about this. I know that when I was growing up, I often wondered how things would go if those pesky adults weren’t around. Well, these kids get to find out. And, I don’t know what injuries happened to these kids, but don’t kids get injured in the normal course of life anyway? The basis of the article written by Nikki Finke is that CBS executives will not get their customary advance screening of this series’ episodes. Maybe Bubba doesn’t have all of the facts, but if the executives don’t get to see this series before broadcast, what information does Nikki have that makes this such a horrible idea? Stay tuned…and count on Bubba to bring ya common sense, no-BS coverage of this series. Should be good!

That’s all for now. Till next time, Bubba sez God bless…and I love ya!

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OJ all over again

No, I’m not commenting on the brouhaha that’s happening in Vegas. Enough people are already blabbin about that one.

What I’m talking about is the one I saw in Chandler last night. I really don’t know what was going on, but I heard a short siren go off twice, then we pulled up to Chandler Boulevard. Once we got there, we sat at a stop sign to watch the procession go by. The first car in the procession was a Toyota Camry going about 25-30 miles per hour (in a 45 mph zone), and it appeared that it may have been driven by a male of Asian descent, staring up into his rearview mirror with his mouth opened wider than the fly-catching champion of the world. The next car was a Chandler Police car, following with all of its lights going, and occasionally turning its siren on for a second to let the apparently clueless person in the Camry know that he would like him to pull over.

This alone would have been pretty funny. However, this slow-motion police chase also attracted some lookie-loos. People watching from the street? Nope. Now, keep in mind that this is a six-lane road, three lanes in each direction. But what we saw was directly behind the police car, traveling at the same slow rate of speed, were four other passenger vehicles, containing people that obviously had nothing better to do than to follow a 30 mile an hour chase through the streets of west Chandler.

We don’t know what happened next…because they turned a corner. All of them. The Camry was still going right along, the police car behind him, and the four other cars all just kept following.

The only thought that went through our heads at that time was that maybe this was our sleepy little town’s re-creation of the OJ chase….

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You Might Be In A Redneck Church If…

Thanks Jodi.

Redneck Church. . .

1. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The finance committee refuses to provide funds for the purchase of a chandelier because none of the members knows how to play one.

2. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: People ask, when they learn that Jesus fed the 5000, whether the two fish were bass or catfish, and what bait was used to catch ’em.

3. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: When the pastor says, “I’d like to ask Bubba to help take up the offering,” five guys and two women stand up.

4. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: Opening day of deer season is recognized as an official church holiday.

5. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: A member of the church requests to be buried in his 4-wheel-drive truck because “It ain’t never been in a hole it couldn’t get out of”

6. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The choir is known as the “OK Chorale”.

7. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: In a congregation of 500 members, there are only seven last names in the church directory.

8. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: People think “rapture” is what you get when you lift something too heavy.

9. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The baptismal font is a #2 galvanized ” Wheeling ” washtub.

10. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The choir robes were donated by (and embroidered with the logo from) Billy Bob’s Barbecue.

11. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The collection plates are really hubcaps from a ’56 Chevy.

12. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: Instead of a bell you are called to service by a duck call.

13. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The minister and his wife drive matching pickup trucks.

14. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The communion wine is Boone’s Farm “Tickled Pink”.

15. You Know You’re in a Redneck Church if: “Thou shall not covet” applies to huntin’ dogs, too.

16. You know You’re in a Redneck Church if: The final words of the benediction are, “Ya’ll come back now, Ya hear”

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Bubba is speechless.

I honestly don’t know what to think. If you’re a rock fan, watch this all the way through…and leave a comment.

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